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Body of man recovered from river in Bedford

Police in Bedford are investigating the death of a man found in a river

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the body of a man was discovered in a river in Bedford.

Emergency services were called to the Riverside Embankment in Bedford on Tuesday morning (18 July) after a man was seen in the water. He was recovered from the river but pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men from Bedford were arrested in connection with the death. A 28-year-old man has been released and will face no further action, and a 47-year-old man has been released on bail.

We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of the Embankment on Monday evening or Tuesday morning that could help us establish the circumstances that has led to this man’s death.

– DI Lucy Thompson, Beds Police

A post mortem was inconclusive and the death is currently being treated as unexplained. Further tests are due to be carried out to try and find the cause of death.